The biggest European shipbuilders have announced a new co-operative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform, under the Code Kilo project.
They joined forces to harmonise data management solutions and standards throughout the shipping sector. They will co-operate and engage with maritime stakeholders, including shipowners, shipbuilders, suppliers and classification societies. This is supported by the Shipyards’ and Maritime Equipment Association, SEA Europe.
Involved in this project so far are Euroyards members Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen Shipyards Group, Fincantieri, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group and Navantia.
Together they will develop methods of using data generated from ship operations and performance and variables in equipment status and condition.
These shipyards want to increase the opportunities to reuse, combine and gain values and insights from data to enable ship operators, shipyard and equipment suppliers to optimise their respective operations.
Enhancing vessel digitalisation through fully-fledged integration will contribute to achieving the sustainability and circularity goals at the core of the European maritime sector.
European shipbuilders are committed to applying their knowledge of physical system integration to improve digital integration.
They intend to establish a base for future business opportunities in maritime internet of things, large data analytics and artificial intelligence.